Summer might be coming to a close, but that doesn't mean that warm-weather trends have to die down, too. And if you're wondering how to wear quintessential seasonal prints like gingham in fresh new ways, you might want to take a page from your favorite it-girls. From lavender to light blue, the checkered pattern is still having a major moment among the celeb crowd, including the likes of Sophie Turner and Beyoncé. Follow their lead, and you'll be the best-dressed guest at any event you have coming up on your calendar, guaranteed.
Most recently, Lucy Hale wore a multicolored purple and red tweed gingham short co-ord by Zac Posen as she fulfilled her hosting duties at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards over the weekend. Although the heavier fabric is a typically designated for winter frocks, the vibrant crop top and shorts combo made it feel summery and light. She kept the rest of her look seasonal too, with radiant, shimmery makeup (by cult drugstore beauty brand e.l.f.) and minimal accessories.
And, just a few days prior, Beyoncé herself took to Instagram to show off a breezy lavender and white Altuzarra dress. The mother-of-three styled the midi frock with a pair of white mule sandals and coordinating lavender sunglasses by Andy Wolf. When it came to the rest of her accessories, she kept the palette monochrome, opting for a plum-colored boxy bag by L'Afshar. A deep berry lip color rounded out her otherwise simple, dewy beauty look.
Also adding to the list of gingham-loving A-listers is Sophie Turner, who embraced the precious print as a mini dress while strolling through New York City with husband Joe Jonas last month. The simple sleeveless micro shift proved the perfect piece to beat the sweltering city temps.
Once confined to picnic blankets and tablecloths, gingham had a major modern refresh this season. From bikinis to sandals, seemingly every item of clothing and accessory was clad in the print in nearly every color on the spectrum. Plus, designers like Marni, Gucci, and Burberry all put out statement-making gingham styles at their Fall/Winter 2019 shows, proving it'll continue its reign well into the colder months ahead.
Looking to stock up on the whimsy pattern? Good news: You can still get your hands on Beyoncé's gingham pick — it's actually on sale for a fraction of the original price. Hale's checkered set is sold out, but you can find the same pattern in a fun mini dress silhouette.
And, don't worry, there's more where that came from. Additional gingham options run the gamut when it comes to available colors and styles on the market. Slime green and contrasting prints reigned supreme at Ganni, while Sleeper makes a romantic red and white dress with off-the-shoulder ruffled sleeves. Ready to get shopping? Ahead, The Zoe Report rounded up the best gingham dresses on the market right now.